Apart from censorship being an issue in the region, fake news is also being used to eliminate opponents or to manipulate public opinion.
Legal residents in the US who have no citizenship and get convicted for a crime can be sent back to their country of origin. No appeal is possible. The nature of the crime is not taken into account.
Victor Ugo, Jubilanté Cutting and Khaled al-Balshy were awarded the Nelson Mandela – Gracha Machel Innovation awards for their “compassion and empathy at a time of growing fear, xenophobia, and hate speech”.
The Cambodian government has launched a fierce crackdown on the opposition. For a few months now, politicians, journalist and activists have been harassed to make their work impossible.
The hatred towards the Rohingya is well known. But less documented is the spread of this hate towards other Muslims in Myanmar.